Relaxing outdoors on your cedar or composite deck and enjoying the greenery of your backyard helps you connect with nature. In honor of Earth Day 2010 this week, you can make that connection even more meaningful by thoughtfully choosing deck furniture that’s healthy for the environment.
Eco-friendly deck furniture has blossomed into an entire market, with chairs and tables made from sustainably produced, recycled or salvaged materials. If you’re looking for something new, options range from FSC-certified wood furniture purchased from large retailers such as Pottery Barn to one-of-a-kind pieces crafted by local artisans from reclaimed materials. Or you can do the salvaging yourself, in which case your imagination–rather than your budget–is the limit.